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Metallurgical coal

Aug 06, 2020
Coal giant Peabody details global jobs cull

Coal giant Peabody details global jobs cull

Peabody’s latest quarterly report has outlined cost cutting measures across its Australian and United States operations in the face of reduced coal demand and pricing. Over the past 18 months, Peabody has reduced its workforce by about 24 per cent. This includes 450 jobs shed since April, including contractors, across several mines – taking the… ...

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Aug 05, 2020
Inspectorate has a hard time filling vacancies

Inspectorate has a hard time filling vacancies

Queensland’s Mines Inspectorate has difficulty filling positions and remains below strength, the Coal Mining Board of Inquiry has heard. Chief Inspector of Coal Mines Peter Antony Newman was among the State officials giving evidence on the first day of public hearings. He spoke of the qualifications required for inspectors, and noted that those with the… ...

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Aug 04, 2020
Coal safety Board of Inquiry kicks off public hearings

Coal safety Board of Inquiry kicks off public hearings

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry is set to begin public hearings in Brisbane today. The Board of Inquiry was established to investigate the serious accident at Grosvenor mine near Moranbah on May 6 in which five coal mine workers were injured. It is also looking into various high potential incidents involving long-wall related… ...

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Jul 31, 2020
Strong mining rates for Stanmore Coal

Strong mining rates for Stanmore Coal

Stanmore Coal has notched up another record, mining 3.02 million tonnes of coal (ROM) at the Isaac Plains complex, Moranbah, in the past financial year. It marked a three per cent increase on the previous year, and included 638 tonnes mined in the June quarter and 813 tonnes in the previous quarter. The company highlighted… ...

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Jul 30, 2020
Carborough Downs coal fall investigation continues

Carborough Downs coal fall investigation continues

Mining activities in development areas at Carborough Downs remain suspended as investigations continue into an incident that left two workers injured on Monday night. Paramedics transported a man in his 20s and another in his 30s to Moranbah hospital, but both were discharged by the next day. Mine owner Fitzroy Resources said they were struck by… ...

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Jul 30, 2020
Grosvenor coal mine to remain offline for a year

Grosvenor coal mine to remain offline for a year

Anglo American will permanently seal the section of longwall panel at the Grosvenor coal mine where a blast in May injured five men and does not expect to restart the Bowen Basin site’s production until the second half of 2021. The move to seal off the area will result in a $75 million write-down relating… ...

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Jul 28, 2020
Two injured in coal fall at Carborough Downs

Two injured in coal fall at Carborough Downs

Two men were injured when coal fell from a rib in a development area at the Carborough Downs underground mine last night. It comes within weeks of an incident described as a localised ignition of methane gas, which caused activity to be suspended in the mine’s development panels. Mine owner Fitzroy Resources said first aid… ...

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Jul 21, 2020
Strong performance at BHP’s Qld coal sites

Strong performance at BHP’s Qld coal sites

BHP has achieved record production at its Caval Ridge and Poitrel coal mines in the Bowen Basin in the last financial year. Metallurgical coal production was down three per cent to 41 million tonnes across its Queensland operations, based on BHP’s stake in the mines. The total output for the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance and BHP… ...

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Jul 20, 2020
Anglo coking coal output takes a hit for 2020

Anglo coking coal output takes a hit for 2020

Anglo American has reported a 32 per cent drop in metallurgical coal production at its Queensland mines in the three months to June 30 compared to the same time last year. The drop to about 4.0 million tonnes in outputs was principally due to two incidents underground, including the blast that seriously injured five men… ...

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